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Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free video game cover or boxart for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

This is the cover art for Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots. The cover art copyright is believed to belong to Konami



Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Portion used

The entire cover: because the image is cover art, a form of product packaging, the entire image is needed to identify the product, properly convey the meaning and branding intended, and avoid tarnishing or misrepresenting the image.

Low resolution?

The copy is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original cover. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable as artwork on pirate versions or other uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original artwork.

Purpose of use

Main infobox. The image is used for identification in the context of critical commentary of the work for which it serves as cover art. It makes a significant contribution to the user's understanding of the article, which could not practically be conveyed by words alone. The image is placed in the infobox at the top of the article discussing the work, to show a primary visual image associated with the work, and to help the user quickly identify the work and know they have found what they are looking for. Use for this purpose does not compete with the purposes of the original artwork, namely the creator providing graphic design services to relevant concerns and video game marketing to the public. 


As cover art, the image is not replaceable by free content; any other image that shows the packaging of the item in question would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary. 

Other information

Use of the cover art in the article complies with Wikipedia non-free content policy and fair use under United States copyright law as described above.

Fair useFair use of copyrighted material in the context of Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots//


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current06:01, 16 January 2015Thumbnail for version as of 06:01, 16 January 2015294 × 339 (18 KB)Theo's Little Bot (talk | contribs)Reduce size of non-free image (BOT - disable)
05:12, 20 April 2014No thumbnail433 × 500 (164 KB)TheSplïtter (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 17:32, 15 December 2008. Box art is exclusive to one platform, WP:VG bannerless applies to multiplatform box arts only.
10:29, 21 February 2014No thumbnail400 × 497 (57 KB)Zarifobayed360 (talk | contribs)Edited to remove banner
17:32, 15 December 2008No thumbnail433 × 500 (164 KB)Royxomonuchi (talk | contribs)
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